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Bolton midfielder Holden has torn ACL

July 29, 2013

CHICAGO (AP) — Bolton Wanderers’ Stuart Holden has a torn right anterior cruciate ligament, yet another major knee injury for the unlucky midfielder.

Holden was hurt early in the United States’ 1-0 victory over Panama in the Gold Cup final on Sunday. He will consult with the medical staffs of Bolton and U.S. Soccer to formulate a treatment plan.

Holden took a knock on his left knee, but grabbed his right knee after he hit the ground. Trainers worked with him both on and off the field.

As Holden sat on the bench, his head buried in his hands, teammates tried to console him.

He walked to the locker room a short time later, and was limping visibly when he rejoined his teammates for the victory ceremony.

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